Student Care Network offers supplemental support resources for students

The Student Care Network offers several resources for mental health support that students can access on their own time.

  • Academic Live Care (ALC) is a telehealth platform that allows students to attend virtual behavioral and physical health appointments free of charge. ALC offers ongoing appointments with medical physicians, licensed psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, and lactation specialists. ALC is available to students regardless of whether they are covered by the Student Health Insurance Plan or not.
  • Headspace offers over 1,200+ hours of themed meditations, sleep content, mindful movement exercises, and focus music. Meditation with Headspace has been shown to reduce stress, improve focus, increase resilience and happiness. Vanderbilt students can sign up for a free Headspace membership here.
  • The Shrink Space is a therapy database that can help students find providers off-campus. Create a free account with your VU email address and search providers in Nashville or another state. Students can use filters to search by insurance provider, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, religion, language, and several other factors to find your best match.
  • MySSP – My Student Support Program (MySSP) offers international students free, 24/7 confidential support through counseling, as well as a variety of wellbeing resources. Real-time support is available by phone and live chat (no appointment needed!), and students may also schedule video appointments. Students may request an appointment in their preferred language depending on availability. This service is only available to International Students.
  • UCC Drop-in Consultation is an outreach program that provides easy access to informal, confidential, & free consultations with counselors from the UCC Monday – Friday. Drop-In Consultation is like office hours, but for brief counseling support around a wide range of concerns. Drop-In Consultations are available for a variety of intersecting identities and/or concerns that Vanderbilt students may be experiencing right now.
  • Urgent Care Counseling provides therapeutic support for students in immediate crisis. Typical crisis care situations can include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Acute symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal or homicidal ideation, or non-suicidal self-injury
    • Death of a family member or friend
    • Recent traumatic event or experiencing re-triggering of past trauma
    • Extreme difficulty navigating stressors, such as the deterioration of a relationship or poor academic performance
    • Urgent concern for a friend or family member

Explore more resources on the Student Care Network website.